Wireless router features

bbenz33

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I am looking to add a wireless n router to my current network setup. I have looked T the small net builder link in the router sticky, but have a few specific questions. I will be using this to stream video to a WD TV Live Streaming device from a NAS that I am also working on building.

1. How important is it to have a Gb switch in the wireless router?

2. How important is the 5ghz radio?
 

Exavior

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if you expect to get the full bandwidth from your wireless N device then you would need a 1Gbps switch otherwise you are limited to 100Mbps.

as for the importance of a 5ghz radio, depends on how many other devices are in your area. could be very important or it could not matter. if you have a lot of cordless phones in the 2.4Ghz range that would cause problems, 10+ other wireless devices all around your would cause issues....
 

bbenz33

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Thanks for the reply. I figured the Gbit switch would be needed, but wasn't sure what the 5Ghz radio would do for me. I guess I also need to check to make sure my devices support the 5Ghz signal as well.
 
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